Just catching up on last Sunday's New York Times... I enjoyed the Op-Ed page in which 10 writers reflected on the consequences of rising gas prices.
My favorite was "Hair-Raiser" from Karen Karbo. She talked about the bad hair side effects from chosing to ride a bike over driving...
"My 16-year-old daughter will bike to the grocery store or gym, but if she's headed to a social event (school qualifies), she insists I drive her. She claims the few extra dollars spent on gas now will save many thousands of dollars in therapy bills later."
Hah! So there you have it. Rather than pouring financial resources into renewable energy research, we should be finding ways to protect our skulls without creating helmet hair!